Kids were rebelling, and, in the mind of their coach, needed to pay consequences for it. Parents were up-in-arms. Most of those who were disciplined or kicked off the Basha football team left the school for one of its neighbors: Chandler, Hamilton, Williams Field, Perry and others.
There are 67 schools with boys volleyball programs this season in Arizona, and 24 of them will qualify for the state tournament (the top three teams in each of the six sections plus the next six at-large berths based on power rankings).
Uproar, panic and exacerbation have been popular in the Gilbert Public School district in recent months as finger-pointing, overly political agendas, selfishness and a disconnect from the populace have all been accusation thrown everywhere at the leadership, and, especially, the school board.
Say this for Marcos de Niza: the general public may not have heard — or ever will hear — the complete story behind football coach Roy Lopez’s eventual resignation, but it’s not stopping everyone and their uncle from applying to be the next Padres’ coach.
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 1: Why are you running for office and why would you be a good Attorney General for Arizona?